UFC President Dana White loves Twitter. Is it any wonder then that his fighters love it too? Especially when the company hands out cash money for the athletes who do it best.
White's Twitter passion has led to an incredibly robust and vibrant MMA Twitter scene, one I hope to carefully observe and navigate for you, the reader, selecting only the best of the best tweets for your enjoyment. Shall we begin?
@440boyriqbubzyou guys are some bitches ur whole crew that was there I wish I was there so I could have beat the shit out of every last one— Lorenz Larkin (@da_MONSOON) February 7, 2013
I'm no Johnnie Cochran, but it's never a good idea to announce your violent intentions in a public forum. That said, Bubz Barracka is a New Jersey-based rapper with a song called "Tatted N Gatted." Perhaps fisticuffs with such a gentleman and his friends may not be the best idea?
You know what's faster than a fighter's hands? A bullet.
Don't forget next week valentines my site goes live markhuntofficial.com check it out— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) February 7, 2013
Mark Hunt has been one of Twitter's biggest revelations. He's just a weird guy. That's not a judgment. At this point, it's almost fact. He has a website dropping, but he's not putting it out in the world right now. Because Mark Hunt is a romantic. A lover and a fighter, his site is dropping on Valentine's Day so you and that special someone can surf it together. Enjoy!
Valentines day gift ideas do your special lady... Knee pads???— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) February 7, 2013
Forrest Griffin has a Valentine's gift idea of his own. Guys, this one will either work out beyond your wildest dreams or get you slapped in the face. You know how freaky your significant other is or is not. Judge accordingly.
I usually don't tag up bathrooms but I said FUCK IT! twitter.com/DUANEBANGCOM/s…— Duane Ludwig (@DUANEBANGCOM) February 7, 2013
I don't know where Duane Ludwig was when he snapped that picture, but I hope his next move was to run like his life depended on it. Because his life likely depended on it.
Had some simple thoughts about "food" yesterday,took them a bit deeper for this poem"Gluttony" interpret as you may. twitter.com/JoeJitsu/statu…— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) February 6, 2013
Spend enough time with MMA fighters and you will learn all about their love/hate relationship with food. For many, it's something that constantly nags at them, a presence in the back of their mind every minute of every day.
Between ingesting the right fuel for high-powered workouts and the need to cut dozens of pounds by fight night, a fighter is rarely eating what he wants, when he wants. Some get used to it. Some, apparently, write poetry. Lovely.
Just like in politics, when you get your MMA news, question it. The. Question it some more. Mainstream outlets routinely lie. #fact.— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) February 7, 2013
You may love him. You'll probably hate him. But if you want the latest rumors and a nice slice of "real talk" you need to follow Front Row Brian. If you don't, you're not doing it right.